Little Helper


Had a fun Keenday with Levi

It was a wet, muddy, sloppy day. Rolling our snowmen, we were picking up grass, leaves, and June’s lawn deposits. We went sledding, both got soaked. June disappeared for a few minutes, came back with a deer leg some hunter had left in the woods. We had cotton candy for lunch (after cheeseburgers and cheese fries). We colored and played with Legos. Now that he is in school we don’t get as many Keendays. Today was awesome.

Collecting Pine Cones

Levi came with me to pick up wind-fallen apples. (I think he really just wanted to get a ride in the trailer.) While I was getting the apples, Levi started picking up pine cones for his “collection”. I managed to fill 4 buckets with apples, Levi filled 3 buckets with pine cones.

My helper for the day

Went to get another load of feeder pumpkins today. Since I had a little helper I decided to load up on squashes instead, as they would be easier for him to pick up. He helped me for quite a while before he got bored and wandered off to entertain himself. He collected milkweed seed pods so he could plant his own milkweed plants. (Sissy would not let him bring them home. Meanie!) Next thing I know he is trying to roll this enormous pumpkin across the field to the car. He wanted to bring it home for post-halloween carving. The car was already full by this point, so I was able to talk him out of that.

Napping in the manger


Levi was a big help cleaning the barn today… when he wasn’t being a hindrance. He shoveled, he go-fered, he advised. He also ran around, played with the kittens, chased the chickens, and played pirate. He was “Calico Jack”. Here you see Calico Jack taking a rest in the mizzenmast.